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Terry J. Allen

Service Date: July 18, 2020
Visitation Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Interment Info: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Service Info: Linnemann Funeral Homes Burlington
Service Info

Terry J. Allen, 64, of Union, KY, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Terry retired from the City of Erlanger Fire Department after 33 years of service and he is a member of the Lloyd High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame. He also was a long-time member of the Elsmere Fire Department, where he got his start as a fireman. In addition, Terry worked as a Special Deputy with the Kenton County Sheriff’s Department, where he was well known for his work with search and rescue K9’s, and lastly, he was member of the St Elizabeth Security Department.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, Martin “Radar” and Edna “Bubbles” Allen. He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Sunny Allen (nee Ford); his sons, Bill (Lesley) Allen, and Matt (Jennifer) Allen; his daughter, Amanda (Marcus) Muench; his step-sons, Bernie (Jean) Griess, James Marcus (Jeri) Griess, and Christopher Griess; and his aunt, Edith Heis. Terry also leaves behind grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Haley, Harper, Hilari, Cody, Rorie, Benjamin, Noah, Leyna, Isabella, Savannah, Emma, Faith, and Wesley.

A celebration of Terry’s life will be on Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 10:00AM-2:00PM at Linnemann Funeral Homes in Burlington, KY. Funeral service will follow at 2:00PM at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and intimacy of funerals, attending guests are highly encouraged to wear their own masks, and be prepared to wait because of capacity restrictions. Online condolences to:

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Terry J. Allen


So sorry

So sorry for your loss ~ Joe and Carol Eggemeier

Bill and Matt

I am sorry for your loss. Bill, I watched the touching interview you did on T.V. I hope you will be able to have a fitting memorial soon. As you know, my late husband (Michael Dolhancryk) and I spent a number of years on the Erlanger Fire Department. We admired and respected your father. Michael was to retire in 2010 and made plans with your dad to return as a volunteer with his dog. The dog was training on a search and rescue team. When Michael died of cancer, your father offered support to me.

Sunny, having lost a spouse to cancer, I know all too well the pain you have gone through. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Terry will be missed.

Lynne Clayton

My Superior, Comrade and Friend

Chief Terry Allen was my Superior Officer when I served at Erlanger FD. He was the best Fire Investigator I ever worked with, we worked on many Fire and Life Safety Projects. We shared many stories about family, children and Fire experiences. We both loved being Fireman and serving our community, what a treasure to have known, worked with and shared great times together. Rest in GOD’S Care my Friend!

To My Uncle T

To my wonderful Uncle who was such a great man and mentor. A brother to me. I love Uncle T very much. He took great care of my Auntie and was such a wonderful addition to our family. You are missed. THIN REDLINE/THIN BLUELINE

Bill and family

I’m so sorry for your loss,your father put up a tough fight and now he’s at peace in a better place,I’m sure he’s looking down on you and is very proud of your accomplishments and your cause for cancer, God bless, Kunert

Prayers for all

Amanda and family. So sorry for your loss.

Mrs. Sunny Allen,

Anyone who had the pleasure to be around Terry was blessed that day. He always made the day better when he was working at St. E.
He was never shy about talking about his kids and grandchildren. Sunny, you were his reason for being.
As stated before, Terry was very aware of his travels when his day was finish here on earth. His great appreciation for the Love of Christ and what He did for us was a great witness. I was blessed to know him.
Our deepest condolences to the entire Allen Family.
Dean/Tina Broaddus

Great friend and Wonderful family man

I worked with Terry at St. E security. He was always fun to work with and great to talk with. I’ll miss our times at the hospital. Thank you for being my friend and mentor. My prayers and hugs to the family.
Billy Snipes

Gone will never be forgotten!

Terry was our brother in law. We will miss and cherish our time with him. There were many ,Hawaii was one all four of us talked about often. Terry was a wonderful friend too. I will miss our talks some serious others were full of laughs. Our walks through hospital hall. Fun all four of us and our families had together. Many people thanking you for your service , we all do. We are blessed with having you. My heart is breaking. I would of loved few more years .No more pain for you just glory. You are tucked in my heart forever, Love you , Carol and Howard

My family and I want to extend our sympathy to Sunny and the family. We were there for the beginning of Sunny and Terry and have enjoyed all our adventures and life moments we have shared. We will miss him dearly. Please know that we hope to share many more life moments w the family left behind, that we love and want to stay close to. Terry left behind his legacy that will live on!

My family want to extend our sympathy to Sunny and family for your loss. We were there at the beginning of Sunny and Terry and enjoyed our adventures and special life moments. We hope to be a part of more life moments w the family left behind. Terry left a legacy behind that will go on. Love you guys!

Heaven is Lucky, But We Were Blessed

We always picked up where we left off with our conversations. You have done so many great things for others and that is why we were blessed to have you in our lives. God needs you to do something else now and Heaven is lucky to have you! Thanks for all you have done for all of us, you will truly be missed. Love you Uncle T!

Thank for your service, and for caring about the safety of nurses and staff at St. Elizabeth

Terry, we will always remember you as someone who cared about our safety at St. Elizabeth. The nurses, and staff knew when you were around, you had our backs! Your smile and warm heart brightened up any room. I am glad to have known you, and you will be sorely missed. Bless you and your family ~ And thank you for your service, sir ~ Denise Heyob

A great man taken too soon

Terry was our brother in-law and friend. Howard and I will miss, cherish our memories with Terry . God has gained a great man. Terry my heart is broken. Will miss our talks. I did take some of your advice, I always listen. So many laughs and little tears but I enjoyed being around you all the time my friend! In the time we had no cross words❤️ just smiles. I know everyone that had the pleasure to know you says thanks for your service here on earth. Miss you and love you Terry.

Gone Too Soon

I am sending my prayers and sympathy to you. It is a sad time but also a happy time for he is out of his pain and suffering. He is looking down on you everyday smiling and watching over you.
Jan Cassidy